A Finding Aid to the Irma Jaffe Interviews, 1965-1977, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jaffirma
Creators:
Jaffe, Irma B.
Dates:
1965-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:
The records of art historian Irma Jaffe date from 1965-1977, measure 1 linear foot, and contain interviews, some transcripts, and a letter. The recordings include interviews conducted by Jaffe for her book The Sculpture of Leonard Baskin (1980), and recordings made for the radio program "Art News and Interviews," WFMU radio, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of art historian Irma Jaffe date from 1965-1977, measure 1 linear foot, and contain interviews, some transcripts, and a letter. The recordings include interviews conducted by Jaffe for her book The Sculpture of Leonard Baskin (1980), and recordings made for the radio program "Art News and Interviews," WFMU radio, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
  • Series 1: Interviews, 1965-1977 (Box 1, 0.9 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1977 (Box 1, 0.1 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Irma Jaffe (1917-2018) was an art historian in New York, New York, who wrote about European Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th and 20th century American art. She received her PhD from Columbia University, and then served as a research curator for the Whitney Museum. She later became a professor at Fordham University, and was founder and first chair of the university's Music and Art History Department.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid was written by Christopher DeMairo in 2019.
Existence and Location of Copies
All of the sound recordings in the collection were digitized for research access and are available at Archives of American Art offices.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Irma Jaffe interviews were donated in two separate installments. The Hans Hoffman, Max Kozloff, and "Alienation and Commitment" panel discussion recordings and transcripts were donated in 1967 by Sam Jaffe, Irma Jaffe's husband. The remainder of the collection was donated by Irma Jaffe in 1985.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Irma Jaffe interviews, 1965-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's reponsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment, and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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